Many mothers say that going out accompanied by their children is difficult. Do you think so, too? That could be true; children require a lot of observation and attention. They’re also capricious and may start yelling or crying suddenly. In spite of this, you can make the task easier than you think.
Before Going Out
- You must discuss the topic of the outing with your child before leaving. This will let them know what to expect. Where will they go? Who will they meet? What will they do?
- Give them the opportunity to express themselves with regard to going out. For example, ask them to draw a park if you plan to take them to one, then ask them to explain the drawing for you. This will give you an idea about what really makes them happy about the idea.
- Explain the rules they have to follow in the place you’re going to. Repeat them again right before you leave.
During the Outing
- Watch your child to ensure their safety, but don’t smother them. Let them move around, take the initiative, and discover through games and activities.
- Share their enthusiasm during play. This helps them feel happier and more alive.
- Participate in a few of their activities. Clap, for example, when they dance to music.
- In the case that you’re visiting places like museums or art galleries with them, give them the explanation they need. Ask questions and invite them to talk about what they’re seeing.
After the Outing
- Once you’re home and comfortable, discuss the details of the trip with your child during bath time or dinner. They will enjoy recounting everything that happened.
- Help them reminisce about the outing by creating a special photo album, drawings, or something similar.